Seahawks add depth with controversial ex-49er CB Tramaine Brock
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Seahawks add depth with controversial ex-49er CB Tramaine Brock

Former San Francisco 49er and 7 year veteran cornerback, Tramaine Brock joined the Seattle Seahawks today. The undrafted free agent out of NAIA Bellhaven College was a starter in all 16 games last year and had been a solid man coverage cornerback and special teams player. he finished 2016 with 59 combined tackles, 14 passes defended, one interception, and one forced fumble.

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Over the last 2 years he started 31 games and posted a Pro Football Focus grade of 81.7–which is good for 21st best cornerback in the NFL. He plays aggressively and did allow 6 touchdowns in 94 targets, which was the 7th highest in the league.

Brock’s best year was 2013 when Pro Football Focus graded him as the 17th best cornerback in the league. That year he was named NFC Defensive player of the week with a 2 interception game against Houston. He would finish the season with 5 interceptions, 13 passes defended, and 37 tackles.

Tramaine has an uneven past marked with a significant questions about his character. In college, he was kicked out of the University of Michigan for failing to qualify academically. More importantly, this last season, Brock was charged with a felony domestic violence and misdemeanor child endangerment charge that caused a stir. The alleged assault, was dropped for lack of evidence and Brock vehemently denies it happened.

After the charges were dropped, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan reportedly said the team did not have interest in re-signing Brock. It remains to be seen if the NFL will enforce disciplinary charges.

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.